What is Presbyopia and how is it corrected?

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As we get older many of us find it difficult to read and initially find we are able to focus by stretching out our arms.  Later we require reading glasses. This condition is known as presbyopia.Once we get beyond our 40’s the lens within our eye increases in size and becomes harder and less elastic, and in turn reducing its ability to change shape and focus on near objects.

The only way to focus is to wear reading glasses which become stronger and stronger with advancing age.

While there are many who are comfortable with glasses, many find being dependent on them a nuisance and find they have to have several pairs everywhere for easy access when it comes to using a smartphone, reading or when shopping.

It is thus no surprise many consider the option of vision correction.

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How can presbyopia be corrected?

There are a few ways presbyopia can be treated, the choice of which depends on your age and health of your eye.

Laser Lens Replacement is a common procedure that removes the dysfunctioning hardening lens and replaces this with a high performance trifocal lens, correcting your near, intermediate and distance vision. To make the procedure repeatable and precise, at our centre 100% of patients undergo treatment with a precise laser.

A bit like robotic surgery elements previously performed by human hand are replaced by a laser.  This type of procedure is available for those in their mid-fifties onwards and typically takes around 20 minutes. More about Laser Lens Replacement treatment.

Supracor LASIK laser vision correction is another option and useful for those in their mid-forties.

The procedure is identical to LASIK laser vision correction but in one eye, the non-leading or non-dominant eye, a multifocal profile is used to enhance depth of focus.

The procedure can be performed in those who are either farsighted or shortsighted. More about Supracor.

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Find out more about options to eliminate the need for reading glasses and learn why patients make comments like –

“Finally, I am looking forward to this summer holiday, relaxing on the beach, reading a novel with sunglasses as if I was 30 again”

Author Information

Authored by Sheraz Daya MD FACP FACS FRCS(Ed) FRCOphth, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon & Medical Director, June 2019.

Next review due June 2020.